Have you ever been filled with the burning desire to see the Holy Land? I certainly have! The opportunity could be yours by simply sharing your work or ideas on how to build awareness and understanding between people of different backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs.
National Geographic Entertainment has teamed up with the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (CFHU) to support the launch of THE JERUSALEM CHALLENGE, a competition sponsored by CFHU, in conjunction with the North American launch of the giant screen film, JERUSALEM.
The grand prize winner in each of two age categories is a trip for two to Jerusalem and $2,500 to put toward the work already being done by the winner or to help make the winning idea a reality. One of the trips will be provided by Nat Geo Expeditions.
Now through March 2, 2014, entrants should submit applications online at jerusalemthemovie, the Facebook page for JERUSALEM.,
A judging panel comprised of JERUSALEM producer/writer/director Daniel Ferguson, Provost of the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University Professor Mimi Ajenstadt, filmmaker, author and athlete Paul Saltzman, and Fiona Eberts, wife of JERUSALEM Executive Producer, the late Jake Eberts, will determine the CHALLENGE finalists based on the essay or video responses to the question: What ideas do you have or what are you already doing to make the world a better place by bringing people together from different cultures, backgrounds, or beliefs?
In addition to THE JERUSALEM CHALLENGE, online visitors to the Facebook page for JERUSALEM The Movie (http://facebook.com/jerusalemthemovie) can test their Jerusalem I.Q. by answering a variety of trivia questions about Jerusalem every week for the opportunity to win prizes, including National Geographic film collections and magazine subscriptions, cookbooks and film posters. Everyone who answers the trivia questions will be entered into a weekly drawing, with winners chosen randomly every Monday.
Filmed for the first time in 3D for IMAX® and Giant Screen theaters, JERUSALEM immerses audiences into one of the world’s most beloved cities. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions, representing over half the world’s population, through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home. Join renowned archaeologist, Dr. Jodi Magness, as she travels underground to solve some of this city’s greatest mysteries. Find out why, after thousands of years, Jerusalem and the Holy Land continue to stir the imagination of billions of people. Unprecedented access to the city’s holiest sites cherished by billions, as well as rare and breathtaking aerial footage of the Old City, combine to make JERUSALEM a unique and stunning cinematic experience.
For more information about the film JERUSALEM, including Theater Listings, links to the trailer, and behind-the-scenes videos as well as THE JERUSALEM CHALLENGE and IQ Trivia Contest, visit www.jerusalemthemovie.com. Become a fan on Facebook and answer the trivia questions at facebook.com/jerusalemthemovie, and follow on Twitter @Jerusalem_Movie, #jerusalemfilm.